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i will tell you is that the ntsb conducts thorough investigations. we will not reach a determination of probable cause in the first few days that we are on an accident scene. we want to make sure that we gather all of the perishable evidence and the facts early in the investigation. >> reporter: new tonight, asiana airplanes admits the pilot landing the flight 214 was in training. although he was an experienced pilot this was his first time landing a boeing 777 at sfo. he had only 43 hours flight time on this type of plane. newest photos released by the ntsb today show investigators at the crash site examining the debris field by the wreckage. close attention was paid to the tail section that broke apart. other investigators were examining the landing gear sitting on the runway. just some of the evidence needed to 0 in on a cause. >> everying is on the table right now. too early to rule anything out. >> reporter: investigators still need to interview the crew and now brian, tonight, korean safety inspectors plan to join in on the investigation. >> linda, you know, now that we know
of the national transportation safety board. we call it the ntsb, walking across that runway where that plane crashed so spectacularly. two people dead in that. all in all, 307 people on board. we are awaiting a news conference by the national transportation safety board. so far as we know, they have begun some preliminary looks at the data recorder, for instance, those black boxes, as we call them, have already been shipped to washington. they are already downloading some of the data so they can know a little bit at this point. but what we also know is that the ntsb doesn't dribble out information it gets bit by bit. it tends to collect it and look at all of it before it gives you their kind of big-picture story. we do know some things that are happening, that happened as those, what must have been terrified passengers, came down on that plane. they said that there was absolutely no announcement that, in fact, something was about to take place, and they felt that they were coming in too low. we have had our richard quest report to us that some of the data that he has seen suggests that that
inflated in the aircraft. she is hoping the ntsb will make suggestions. live at sfo, kron4news. >>> police expanding the search for missing toddler daphne viola webb. the girl's father remains in jail while concerned neighbors say they haven't seen daphne for weeks. >> it has been 4 to 6 weeks. >> the search for the girl continues. here is what we know. police were handing out flyers at the market where the child was seen. two search locations, one at the martin luther king junior regional shoreline park and the toddler's home. the little girl's disappearance has left a lot of unanswered questions. >> there are two parallel investigations, a kidnapping case and the child abuse -- correction the child endangerment. that is a separate investigation that they will follow up with. >>> police sent a boat with sonar to search. they had issues with the tide and will continue tomorrow. the toddler's father will face a judge friday. j.r. stone reports from the alameda county jail. >> reporter: john webb is in a jail cell. he was rested several hours before he was booked. i requested an interview o
of flight 214 as it crashed landed at sfo. kpix 5's len ramirez in south san francisco and the ntsb briefed us again on the very latest today. len, what did you learn? >> reporter: allen, much of what we learned today focused on the activities of the flight attendants right after the crash. we just heard there was some heroism but there was also some confusion, as well. in the aftermath of the crash of asiana flight 214, flight attendants did not immediately start an evacuation of passengers. ntsb investigators said flight attendants told them they weren't sure what they should do. >> after the aircraft came to a stop, the cabin manager who was seated in 1l asked the flight attendant seated with her in that area to go to the flight deck and ask the flight crew what to do. the specific interest was should we evacuate? should we begin an evacuation? >> reporter: the answer that came back from the pilots was, no. >> the flight crew told the flight attendant not to initiate an evacuation. they were communicating with the tower about the emergency. the lead or the cabin manager made an announcem
responders. but first: len ramirez with the latest on the n-t-s-b investigation. [nats ]"this crew was vectod in for a 17 mile straight in final visual approach." thed of the national transportatn passengers were scrambling r safety.. first responders 't think twice about running td the danger. kpix 5's ann notarangelo continues our coverage.. with their stori. oh my god oh my god "the communiation from the r was alert 3 alert 3 plane c plane crash " "i ran outside the building saw a tunnel of smoke and dt are checking video to deter whether one of the two teene girls who lost her life that day, actually survived the crash. but died, after a re truck ran over her. an initial check of airport surveillance cameras is bei described as, quote: "non conclusive". the coroner's autopsy is expecto tell how the girl died. fire officials reported the possibility of the accidentn saturday. 10:43:56 "it became aware te of our fire attack battalion chiefs that there was a possibility that one of the fatalities might have been contacted by one of our apparatus at an unknown poi during the incident...he imm
of our congressional delegates visited the crash site yesterday praising the ntsb and first responders who helped save lives. >> thank god that fewer lives -- that more lives were not lost. so sad for those that were. and just how fragile life is and here's this plane that came down in san francisco. >> i have had much too much experience unfortunately having to deal with explosions in san bruno and now this at the airport and the ntsb has just shown that they are an incredible partner. >> so before this incident of the smoke pouring out of the wreckage the ntsb plan was to cut up and store the remainder of the plane's fuselage in a secure location here in the bay area. that part of their plan may have been expedited by what happened overnight. the feds were planning on saving some of the pieces to be taken to washington, d.c. for further analysis. and the entire investigation is expected to take months. again we have calls out to airport officials. we'll let you know when we find out more about this fire overnight. right now live near the airport, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> new pictures
below 137. it wasn't just give or take a few knots. >> the ntsb says it could take months to come up with a definitive cause with no evidence of mechanical error. all signs are currently pointing to pilot error. joining me now from san francisco is nbc news correspondent tom costello. tom, what are we learning at this point about the plane's final moments and the latest on the injury totals? >> reporter: well, the latest on the investigation is that -- by the way, over my shoulder is where the plane rests just on the other side here of the water. you can see the burned-out shell sitting there. ntsb investigators are on the scene, along with fire an rescue personnel. what they are focusing really on here is why was this plane coming in so low and so slow. it was coming in well below 137 knots. ideally when you want to come in here and land a 777 at san francisco, you want to come in at 137, maybe plus 5 knots to be safe. they were well below that, 15 or more knots below 137 so this is a concern to investigators. this was an experienced crew but the guy who was actually at the controls
hotel. i like hotel. i need a bath. >> earlier today, ntsb chairwoman deborah hersman said the investigation into what exactly happened on asiana's flight 214 is just beginning. joining me now, nbc news correspondent, tom castillo. tom covers aviation and has been reporting on this story since the crash. and tom, what do we know about the possible array of possible causes at this moment in the crash? >> reporter: well, let me set the scene for you here. behind me is the remains of flight 214. sitting out there on runway 28 left. you can see that, well, in a minute you're going to see planes have been coming and going right by it all day. what we know now is that there were three captains onboard that plane, as well as a first officer. and one of those three captains was training to -- training may not be the exact precise language -- but was in his final hours of learning how to fly the 777. now, he had flown many other aircraft for some time including the 747. he had 10,000 hours of experience, but only 43 on the 777 and he was on his first approach attempt ever to san fra
.m. in the east. >>> we'll start with the crash of asiana airlines jumbo jet. the head of the ntsb that the flying pilot was training on the boeing 777 and the pilot instructing him was doing that for the very first time. the pilots telling investigators they had trouble with the autopilot just before the crash. we're also learning that two flight attendants were ejected from the plane when the tail tore away from the aircraft. they survived. they're now in serious condition. miguel is following all the developments this morning in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine, a lot of the investigation is already done. but we're getting a much better picture of how this crash took place. investigators saying it was the landing gear that hit that seawall first. essentially a few feet higher they would have made it. a few feet lower, this would be a much more tragic story. three pilots were in the cockpit in the jet when it crashed on sunday. >> oh, my god -- >> reporter: the man in command was experienced on the experience 747. like this kln flight landing on the very runway o
with the pilot will be absolutely critical to this investigation. the big thing that the ntsb is looking at right now is how is it that this pilot, the co-pilot, perhaps two other pilots sitting in the cockpit at the time didn't understand what was happening to the plane and didn't understand how much trouble it was in. what were the other controls that they were looking at, what other devices do they have at the ready there? a senior flight attendant on that flight, she describes the landing that it felt normal up until the time of the crash. she also talks about what happened immediately after the plane came to a stop. >> translator: first, after the plane stopped completely, i went into the cockpit to see whether the captain was alive or not. i knocked the cockpit door, the captain opened it, and i asked, are you okay, captain? and he said, yes, i'm okay. i asked, should i perform evacuation? and he told me to wait. so i closed the door and made an announcement, because the passengers were upset and things were confusing. i said, ladies and gentlemen, our plane has completely stopped. please r
francisco tuesday to a rough media reception. the ntsb also revealed the pilots were not tested for drugs or al gore call. the us does not have oversight of that. >>> 15 people are confirmed dead after this train wreck in quibec. the wreck is under criminal investigation. investigators discovered elements leading to a criminal probe. he did rule out terrorism. two more bodies were pulled from the wreckage today. >>> a forensic expert backed george zimmerman account of the shooting of trayvon martin. he says evidence supports zimmerman's claim that trayvon martin was on top of him when he shot him. but, during cross-examination they found out the gunshot could be consistent with trayvon martin pulling away. >>> we are hearing from the woman who were held captive for more than a decade. they did not mention the man, only that ;gy#they were trying get on with their lives. the video taped statement was made from the office of an attorney in cleveland. they all appeared to be trying to enjoy more happier times. >> i will not let the situation define who i am. i will define the situation. i do
as they approached san francisco pairport on saturday. it redee >> ntsb chairman released this " a call was made approximately seven seconds prior to impact. a call to initiate a go around occurred one and a half seconds before impact. i would discourage from anyone from drawing any conclusions at this point. so far, they have already ruled out weather as a factor in the crash. they are not blaming the pilot. the veteran pilot flying the plane has flown from korea to s f o seveseveral times, it was his first time landing thislanet s o. >> right now five adults and one child remained in critical condition. the most serious injuries include severe head trauma, spinal fractures and other down all injuries. all seven miners from yesterday's crash have been released. 10 people remain hospitalized, two of them are in critical condition. eight others are in fair or good condition. three of the four runways at s f o r opened this morning. kron4 is will tran is live at the airport watching the situation. >> 3 out of four runways are is still not good enough. we're seeing passengers to on saturday and sun
: a plane crash so significant ntsb says it will put everything it can into finding out what caused this crash. now, ntsb typically says it takes about 18 months to finish these investigations. it wants to get that under 12 months, it finds this one so concerning and also reserves the right to issue recommendations if it finds it needs to along the way during this investigation. kate back to you. >> miguel, some of the attention is obviously on asiana airlines it sel itself. talk about asiana's reputation prior to the crash. >> reporter: despite it's a foreign carrier the faa keeps tabs on it. they've watched this airline over the last 18 months. they have a team that looks at each and every airline, that team reported back to ntsb they call it a quiet airline with no significant concerns for it. so it looks to be in good order where airlines are concerned, kate. >> and why there are so many questions of what happened this time and we know it will be a long investigation to find that question -- to find that answer. miguel great to see you, thank you so much, in san francisco this m
, what are you learning? >> we got special access a little while back to a ntsb training center in virginia where they investigate plane crashes all over the united states. there is one small team there dedicated to figuring out why people live and die in plane crashes. >> oh, my god. >> it looks unsurvivable. yet almost everyone did survive. >> i feel very lucky and blessed that we were able to get those people out in that time. >> the lesson, according to experts, you can make it out of even a horrific crash alive. part of the ntsb's elite go team of investigators sent to san francisco is a group looking at how people survive plane crashes. >> this is all about impact. >> yeah. >> this is bailout blunt force, g force. >> we got exclusive access to their training center in 2009 and spoke to nora marshall, who led the human performance and survival factors division of the ntsb. >> tell me about the myth and how you want to dispel it. >> one of the myths is if you're involved in an airplane accident, you're not going to survive, and we know that's not true. >> one key reason you
. >> it is reaable. but saying that i think there will be a focus by the ntsb on the whole issue of crash worthiness. the seats were first recommended in 1988. and for those -- tom of your throughing audience i'm sure saw the devastation from the fire. trying to look at the flappability standard to be shoe when events like this happen the majority of people can walk away alive like they did in this event. martha: there were four pilots on board. they were rotating. they will interview another one of those pilots today. in terms of the slow and low on the descent of this plane, what is your thought? >> fir the issue of automation. as you know, these pilots took off in seoul and did not land the aircraft until san francisco. are we becoming in aviation overly dependent on automation so when we have a situation like this at the san francisco airport with the ils being repaired, that the crews don't have the necessary training to handle the aircraft? martha: this pilot had 42 hours on the triple 7, but he never land a plane at san francisco airport before this day. what do you think of this practice? >
too low and too slow according to the ntsb. investigators interviewed the flight crew today. first responders walk us through the rescue and what they never expected to see inside the plane. families of the two teenage girls who died are due to land at sfo in just a few minutes. earlier the president and ceo apologized to those families in person as they made a brief stop over in south korea. our team coverage, starts with joe vazquez, with new information about the final moments to have flight. >> reporter: witnesses for the last couple days told us, the plane was going too low and too slow before it crashed here at sfo. federal investigators are now filling in some of the details. as asiana flight 214 was on approach 17 miles from sfo the engines were working and no indications of any problems. >> until the final seconds when the crew began to realize the plane was dramatically slowing down going 40 miles per hour slower than they should have been landing a 777. at 7 seconds before impact a member of the flight crew called for the pilot to speed up, 4 seconds before impact, the c
the botched landing that ripped an airplane apart with 300 people aboard, but the ntsb says it's still too soon to know exactly why it happened. >> asiana flight smashed into the seawall. two flight attendants were ejected from the back as the plane broke apart. it was the pilot's first time coming into san francisco at the controls of a boeing 777. all three pilots on board answered questions on tuesday. officials wanted to know why the plane was flying 40 miles per hour slower than normal when it approached the runway and why the crew didn't notice until it was too late. two teenage girls, best friends, were killed. they had been on their way to summer camp. >> now, incredibly, 305 of the 307 people on board survived. some escaped just moments before the plane burst into flames. one passenger helped people to safety amid the panic. anna warner has his story for wjz. >> reporter: some of those aboard asiana flight 214 recall a stunned silence when the plane came to rest at the side of runway 28 left. >> with no warning, during the whole crash and even after the crash, no communication fro
and there was a significant piece of the tail of this aircraft in the water. >> reporter: the ntsb says the plane was flying 40 miles per hour slower than this plane does upon landing. passengers say the plane was lower as well. >> i don't see runway, i just see water. i'm realizing, we're way too low. >> reporter: seven seconds before impact, a member of the flight crew called for increased speed. three seconds later the flight controls began to shake, a signal the plane was close to losing lift or stalling. with just a second and a half before the plane hit the ground, the flight crew attempted to abort the landing and initiate a go around to try again. most of the more seriously injured were taken here to san francisco general hospital where several remain in critical condition. two chinese students were killed, one of them possibly hit by a rescue vehicle as she lay on the tarmac. in san francisco, marley hall, wjz eyewitness news. >> the pilot was doing on-the- job training with an instructor. he had only logged 43 hours in a 777 and had never flown that plane into san francisco before. >>> well, speak
losing one here, trying to keep her alive. >> reporter: the head of the ntsb revealed on wednesday that doors of the plane were not opened until about 90 seconds after the jet had come to a full stop with more now, nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: 12 flight attendants were on board flight 214p. rescuers credit their quick action with helping to save 307 lives. >> as the evacuation went on, the fire did continue and the flight attendants and the flight crew were involved in trying to fight the fire on the inside. >> reporter: two flight attendants were ejected from the rear of the plane on impact. one sustained massive head injuries, the other a broken leg. in support submitted to united airlines, a first officer waiting to take off on the same runway after 214 landed described the crash and two subvivers summabling but moving. i saw one stand up, walk a few feet and then appear to squat down. the other appeared to be a woman walking and then fell off to her side and remained on the ground until rescue personnel arrived. some of the flight attendants left for seoul, south korea, and
today. they've completed -- >>> welcome to "politicsnation." we are monitoring the ntsb press conference in san francisco tonight. but we start with a big day in the george zimmerman trial. tonight's lead, the scene of the altercation today. with the defense getting ready to rest tomorrow, focus in the zimmerman murder trial was on the fateful moment of struggle right before mr. zimmerman killed martin. who was the aggressor. who's life was in danger. all playing to the key question, did george zimmerman have a right to self-defense to kill trayvon martin? today the defense called a forensic pathologist to the stand who supported zimmerman's claim that martin was on top. >> this indicated that the gun was not against the skin, but the clothing itself had to be 2 to 4 inches away from the body. at the time mr. martin was shot. if you lean over somebody, you will notice that the clothing tends to fall away from the chest. if instead you're lying on your back and somebody shoots you, the clothing is going to be against your chest. so that the fact that we know the clothing was two to four i
see unlike what the ntsb speculated just yesterday. claudia cowan has the latest for us from san francisco tonight. these 911 calls, you know, we were led to believe that they were -- had 200 plus first responders on the scene like right away. these calls make it sound like they were all alone out there. >> well, you are right, shepard, that's what we were told about those 225 first responders arriving on scene within minutes, not so. according to passengers who have, we have heard, have began calling 911 right away. wondering where the help was. in fact, one passenger telling local news media he waited 40 minutes for paramedics to arrive. now the san francisco fire department is in defense mode saying that passengers might not have seen responding ambulances because they were apparently dispatched to a staging area and initially kept their distance out of concern the plane might explode. meantime federal investigators have wrapped things up here at the airport. they are sending some pieces of the plane back to agency headquarters for further analysis. >> it's a big structure, it
reliant on automation. the ntsb is looking into the role an automated throttle may have played in the asiana crash. >> if we can teach one thing, it's never one thing. it's always a chain of interrelated causes. the reason it's safe is this, is that the lessons that we have learned through accident investigation and through investigating the procedures, they're the ones that have changed this and they've made it such a safe form of trtion. >> reporter: casey wians, cnn, los angeles. >> casey, thanks so much for that. >> real painstaking look at how seriously they're taking it. >>> we have an incredible sight for you. a wall of dust covering parts of the phoenix area has an interesting name. sounds like something kate calls me almost every morning, a haboob. >> alexandra steele, what does that mean? >> the word comes from the arabic word for wind, but what a haboob is is just a wall of sand, a wall of dirt coming at you. the biggest threat with the haboob which we see around phoenix three times a year is the limited visibility. visibilitied got so low yesterday, visibilities he
and running to full throttle again. from the ntsb dramatic photos of the debris from flight 214 including rocks and boulders from the seawall and this photo showing the extensive fire damage in the economy section of the plane. had passengers not escaped as quickly as they did, the number of dead and injured would have surely been higher. in seoul, some of the flight attendants have now returned home. >> translator: we're lucky to come home. there are still several colleagues left back in san francisco. it breaks my heart when i think of them. >> reporter: back on the runway, salvage crews have begun moving the wreckage to a remote location of the airfield. san francisco is hoping to repair and reopen runway left by sunday or monday and investigators looking into why the pilots of flight 214 struggled to line up properly for landing, then failed to monitor their air speed, say the flight data recorder shows the plane's engines and automated systems were working properly at the time of the crash. >> there is no anonmow lus behavior of the auto pilot, of the flight director and auto notles.
. while, the ntsb is piecing together the final few seconds of the airplane crash at san franciai
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